Levittown Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog attacks, especially those that result in injuries, are terrifying events. Dog bites may require extensive medical care, prohibiting you from returning to work and to your other usual activities of daily living. If you find yourself without the resources to pay your doctor bills and living expenses, it is as if the horror of the dog attack has not stopped and the dog is continuing to injure you.
A Levittown dog bite lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you obtain justice and recover compensation for your damages.
For a free, no-obligation consultation and case review, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400.
We Handle All Types of Levittown Dog Bite Cases
In many Levittown dog bite cases, the animal’s owner may have liability for injuries resulting from an attack. If the owner knew the animal was prone to biting or attacking, or if they should have known, the owner may also be liable for other damages.
The personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you get the compensation you deserve. You may also have the right to recover compensation for injuries you sustained while attempting to flee an animal attack.
Our legal team handles all aspects of your case, leaving you free to focus on your health, medical treatment and recovery. We identify your damages, document your case, and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
The Dog Bite Lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Fight for You
Since 1991, the attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. have been fighting for our clients. As compassionate advocates for the injured, we tailor our legal services to suit your needs.
We do the following for you:
Communicating With You
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team will be there throughout the process to answer your questions, explain your options, and provide updates about important developments in your case.
Proving Liability for Your Damages
We will prove the dog’s owner (or handler in some cases) behaved negligently and is, therefore, liable for your damages.
Handling All Aspects of Your Case
Our legal team communicates with all parties involved in your case, including attorneys, representatives of the insurance company, and others. This frees you to focus your time, energy and attention on the treatment you need to recover from your injuries.
Investigation & Documentation
We investigate the circumstances of your dog bite injury and obtain evidence to demonstrate fault and establish liability for your injuries and the resulting damages.
Calculating Your Damages
Our legal team identifies and documents your economic and non-economic damages. Building a strong, well-supported case allows us to recover the maximum possible compensation for you.
In New York, you have a limited time to pursue legal action for a dog bite or animal attack. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. as soon as possible to explore your options and protect your legal right to recover compensation: 516-932-0400.
Establishing Liability for Dog Bite Injuries and Damages
Liability for dog bite injuries typically falls to the animal’s owner. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the attack, if the dog’s owner failed to take reasonable steps to keep others safe, the dog owner may be liable for any injuries their dog causes. Such liability may include being legally responsible for a victim’s necessary medical treatment, along with other damages.
Some examples of reasonable steps include:
- Keeping the dog muzzled
- Keeping the dog on a leash
- Keeping the dog in a kennel or fenced enclosure
If the owner fails to uphold this duty of care and the dog attacks or bites someone, the owner can be liable for all damages the victim suffers.
To support your case, we obtain evidence and documentation such as:
- Police reports
- Photos or videos of the attack
- Witness statements
- Veterinary records
- Medical records
- Records of prior attacks
We may also use the opinions of animal training experts and others who are qualified to provide legal opinions and testimony.
Calculating Your Levittown Dog Bite Damages
Dog bites are high risk injuries and can cause serious infections. If the victim was a child, older adult, or someone with pre-existing medical conditions, this risk could be potentially life-threatening.
Our legal team will identify your damages and document each to support your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your dog attack, you may have the right to recover any of the following types of damages:
- Emergency transport and treatment
- Physician and surgeon services
- Hospital stays and surgery
- Medical testing
- Prescription medications
- Medical and assistive devices
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Future medical treatment and care
- Lost wages and benefits
- Projected value of future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Direct expenses or out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent injuries, scarring, or disability
If your loved one died from dog bite-related injuries, our lawyers will pursue a wrongful death case. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 for assistance.
Free Case Review for Levittown Dog Bite Victims
If you sustained injuries in an animal attack, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to learn more about your options for pursuing legal action. Our multilingual staff is prepared to assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, or Bengali.
For your no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case review, contact us now at 516-932-0400.